No pictures, sorry, but here's the full setlist along with some comments:
Man, what an opener! True to the album version except for Ostens "every bullethole" part which he more or less shouted out.
BEYOND THE VEIL
Not the full song, unfortunately cut before the powerful "I'm the nightfall" passage. But what we got was REALLY something. Kjetil was totally into it, making all us diehards in the front row go completely mad along with him screaming "venus through the looking glass" together. This definitely is one of their masterpieces. Although there's quite a few of them...
WORLD OF GLASS
Not one of my favourite songs otherwise (not that I dislike it, but I find more magic in most others), but there was absolutely nothing lacking from this performance! Vibeke was full of mad energy, and her part of the chorus ("who's the prey what's the play") was just as heavy as Kjetil's followup ("i'm a falling stone..").
Stricken from the setlist and not played.
THE SHINING PATH
One of my all-time favourites. They hadn't sampled the "the rope around your neck" choir bit, but no matter, I sang it for them.
Really love this song, and even more so now.
TENDER TRIP TO EARTH
Another song I don't normally give that much attention that really surprised me. Osten hugging himself and singing with eyes closed that "out of the waterpipe I suck my lust for life" was, well.. enthralling!
O boy. Another all-time favourite of mine, and man, it was of course even more powerful live. Vibeke did her parts with total excellence, with several really nice detours from the album melodies (most notably when she sang "angina striking elysium"). This, The Shining path and Libre were the heaviest songs of the set.
A SEQUEL OF DECAY
Again it was Osten that really lifted the song to another level, especially in the half-spoken passage in the beginning. Can't believe why Tristania didn't sucker him into being a full-time member sooner, he is such a huge resource on the stage!
Kjetil was almost jumping up and down when he screamed "Stab yourself mother mine!" along with the rest of us. Mesmerising! And Osten leaning forward and asking "who's the hooded one" was really really cool.
Was stricken from the setlist, but to our delight the band played it anyway ("Hey, this isn't Angellore!"). A song that tends to disappear among the many hits on Beyond the Veil, but indeed deserves more attention.
And finally, my favourite song ever. And it was everything I could have hoped for. As I wrote previously, it was pretty true to the album version, except that it had more of everything and was somehow made really really heavy. When they entered the chorus after Vibeke's buildup was one of the most magical moments of my life...